Every year, the Training Officers Consortium presents a scholarship gift to the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) Foundation to provide financial assistance to two outstanding incoming freshmen who have graduated from a Washington, DC public high school, and are interested in earning a degree at UDC.
Scholarship winners, which can include incoming freshmen or continuing first, or second year students, are honored in June of each year during the Consortium’s awards and scholarship luncheon held in Washington, DC.
“The Training Officers Consortium (TOC) is dedicated to lifelong learning,” said Shanda Adams, TOC Awards Program Co-Chair. “We believe in supporting education at all levels and are excited to provide the opportunity of financial assistance to graduates of Washington, DC public high schools through a gift to the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) Foundation.”
Scholarships were once offered only to students planning a career in human resources. It is now open to students pursuing any major.
“This is an outstanding partnership that we are pleased to be a part of as we continue to develop young talent,” Adams said.
The Training Officers Consortium was founded in 1938 as a nonprofit for federal trainers contributing to human resources training and human capital specialist. The Consortium includes professionals from industry and academe who are interested in contributing to the knowledge and practice of human resources and training. Members provide services and networking opportunities to the federal training community throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area as far south as Hampton, Virginia.
The Consortium offers networking forums for the Government learning community to build a highly skilled workforce. One of its goals is to further the educational and development needs of those working in the field. It has more than 400 members and is the premier network of skilled government learning leaders.
TOC has served as the primary meeting place for Federal training professionals to learn more about key issues in the workplace. Trainers, educators, and human resource development specialists serve as resources to other trainers in departments, bureaus, agencies, and offices of the federal government. Training by TOC is authorized under the Government Employees Training Act.